LATHROP – J. "Chaka" Santos, a Lathrop businessman and entrepreneur and, lately, a candidate for mayor in the Nov. 2 elections, told the City Council Monday night that he'd rather have the Community Center gym named after any of the long-time residents rather than basketball great and 2010 NBA Coach of the Year Scott Brooks.
LATHROP – It was about two years ago that Lathrop High first opened its doors to a student body consisting of 456 freshmen and sophomores.
Bad debt from Manteca's municipal utility accounts has tripled in the past two years to $261,594.
Seven -year-old Jack Bellew has already made his mark on the world with some 100 people showing up Saturday night at Isadore's Restaurant to help raise funds to send his snack packs to troops serving overseas.
The two-story brick building complete with Spanish-style roof tile at the point of the triangle-shaped block across from Library Park where Manteca and Sycamore avenues connect at one time was the pride of Manteca.
Those hoping to take home the crown of either Manteca Idol of Manteca Junior Idol only have two days to make sure that they're ready.
Manteca High students will welcome a new look to the Dawson Center.
LATHROP - Get ready to go for a spin this October in a pumpkin.
Add a little of this, and a dash of that, and pretty soon you have something that will help feed hungry families in more ways than one.
Manteca's municipal coffers are about to come into some much needed cash - $940,000 to be exact - from the sale of two city-owned properties.
The lazy days of summer aren't something that 12-year-old Ricky Artery is going to miss.
The Manteca High Class of 1945 was a close-knit group of 70 kids that frequented the Scoop News stand on West Yosemite Avenue with their eyes on the ice cream bar. The El Rey Theatre that had opened eight years earlier in 1937 was their other focus for fun and entertainment.
A 7-year-old has turned the heads of many adults after he launched his own campaign to send snack packs to American G.I.s overseas in battle torn countries during the last seven months.
Second Harvest Food Bank's second annual Chili Pot Cook Off takes place today to help feed struggling families.
LATHROP - Trying your luck fishing in the San Joaquin River without being in a boat means you either have to trespass and cast your line from near a levee, pay entry fees to county or state park, or else get down to the river side by a bridge crossing.
Three years ago Manteca city officials told John and Vivien Griffin their fence was no longer considered in violation after the Chadwick Square homeowners were able to prove it wasn't a safety problem as a complaint made at that time contended.
It has been five years since the Manteca High School Athletic Boosters last had a fireworks booth.
MODESTO - The blueberry picking days of summer are drawing to a close early this year.
For nearly four decades the Three Rivers Indian Lodge has turned its rural Manteca complex into the place to be for Native Americans from throughout the West on Fourth of July weekend.
The public is being invited to tour the Ripon Police Department quarters on Wilma Avenue on Wednesday from 2 until 7 p.m.
A rural Manteca woman, alone in her bathroom, fled out the back door of her home to the safety of a neighbor as an alleged woman burglar with three dogs entered her front door.
A special session of the Ripon City Council is planned tonight to consider adopting the North Pointe Specific Plan and General Plan Amendment.
High school students at Ripon's virtual California Connections Academy graduated its third consecutive class of high school seniors recently at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
Manteca's Fourth of July some 74 years ago was tempered by fear.
Doctors Hospital CEO Nicholas Tejeda ended his year as president of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce Friday night, handing the reins to Manteca Bulletin Advertising Director Chuck Higgs.
Ripon students won a Friday noon dance competition against three other elementary schools at the Sequoia School multipurpose room involving more than 200 young dancers from first through eighth grades participating in Give Every Child a Chance tutoring programs.
The 8-year-old granddaughter of Jeff and Donna Weaver of Ripon died in a four-wheel-quad rollover.
Main Street at Manteca's southern city limits will be closed for at least two months.
San Joaquin County residents are getting fatter.
Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion knows just how brazen copper thieves can get.